Pakistan-UK vow to enhance security cooperation

Pakistan-UK vow to enhance security cooperation

ISLAMABAD: (APP) Pakistan-UK vow to enhance security cooperation.


Pakistan and United Kingdom reaffirmed their commitment for greater cooperation and interaction at all levels to strengthen their existing partnership for dealing with issues of mutual concern, achieving shared objectives and ensuring regional peace and security.


According to a message reached here. This was agreed upon during the meeting of Interior Minister Ch Nisar Ali Khan with the British National Security Advisor Sir Mark Lyall Grant at the 10 Downing Street on Wednesday.


Pak-UK bilateral relations, various strands of ongoing security cooperation, issues of mutual concern and regional security situation were also discussed during the meeting.


The Interior Minister appreciated the UK Government's understanding of the problems being faced by Pakistan and its consistent commitment and support in addressing these issues.


Talking to British National Security Advisor, the Interior Minister said that due to its historical linkages, UK was in opposition to have better understanding of regional dynamics and peculiar socio- security environment.


Despite this advantage, the existing Pak-UK cooperation is far below the actual potential and there is need to make greater efforts for tapping this potential for the mutual benefit of the two countries, he maintained.


Discussing the security situation in Pakistan, the Interior Minister said that due to the continuous efforts of the Government since it took over in June 2013, the terrorism related violence in Pakistan in 2015 had declined to the lowest in the last nine years.


The real challenge now lies in rooting out the facilitators and supporters of these elements who have spread hatred, strife and division in our society.